Mission: Wedding Dress Fabric in NYC


Obviously an old photo, there’s snow on the ground…

Hey NYC, I’m headed to you tomorrow!  I’m on the hunt for wedding dress fabric and I gotta find it this weekend.

I made a preliminary list of must-visit stores to hit Friday and Saturday before I head back to Boston Saturday evening, but I’m looking for input from anyone else on other stores I should try to visit as well.  For my dress, I’m looking for bridal lace (you know, embellished with beads and stuff), silk georgette or chiffon, and silk crepe-backed satin.  Here’s the stores I have lined up so far:

  • Sposabella
  • Fabrics and Fabrics
  • NY Elegant Fabrics
  • B&J
  • Mood (duh)
  • Metro Textiles (my fave)

…and then M&J Trimmings, Pacific Trimmings, and Sil Thread for embellished appliques that I can add to gathered fabric at the waist and other notions.

Any suggestions of stores I’m missing that I really should visit for wedding dress fabric?

Wish me luck!

UPDATE: Success! I found all of the fabric I needed in NYC and want to share everything I learned with you.

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  1. September 4, 2015 / 1:33 am

    Eliot berman! But I think they're closed Saturday.

  2. September 4, 2015 / 4:39 am

    East Coast Trimming. Fabulous lace trims and embellishments. They are at 142 West 38th, on the other side of Broadway so easy to miss. Sposabella just moved so make sure you have the correct address.

  3. September 4, 2015 / 5:37 am

    Good luck and have fun. Feel free to take pics of nice stuff in metro textiles.

  4. September 4, 2015 / 12:22 pm

    So excited for you!! Hope you find something magical that makes you jump up and down! Keep us all updated 🙂

  5. September 5, 2015 / 12:31 am

    Be sure and check which stores are not open on Saturday and hit those on Friday. Many garment district stores are closed on Saturdays.

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